‘Verbing’ house renovation
With a house as old as ours, we’ll never be fully eco and I won’t make a claim I’m not entitled to. So I need a new word.
To Eco (verb) – when using ingenuity and determination to improve and retrofit an old house making it earth friendly and less expensive to the purse.
I Eco’d – I used stamina, guts, spit and feathers to get our house to its new state of eco-dom. Now it can stay warm, throw off frost and chill, make its own power and shame condensation into oblivion.
You Eco’d – your turn next. You can go for full eco-dom or choose sub sections. You can do it all at once or build up over time.
They Eco’d – they may not care enough yet to put in the spit and feathers, but we can encourage and cajole until eco-dom takes over and stands in opposition to a massive pile of energy bills. In time, they will think insulation alongside designer cooker hood and all will be well.
And there are those who can claim full eco status – the PassivHaus builders, the strip back to the bones retrofitters who go for broke. Respect! They are the ones who will cut bills down to 5% of their norm; who make good money from their excess solar. It is possible, but even I didn’t have that much spit and feathers – yet.
Maybe next time? ?